Announcing our new On-Farm Internship Program

IMG_6752We are now offering 2-3, full time, 3 month internship positions throughout the year in each season, beginning September 2014. You may apply individually or as a couple.

Our internships offer motivated individuals or couples the ability to get stuck into learning about practical permaculture applications on a small farm.

You need to be able to commit to a minimum 3 month period. Positions are now open for application for Spring, Summer, Autumn and … CONTINUE READING

Organic Market Garden Series, Caroola Farm, 5 one-day workshops over 5 months

IMG_0489With the success of the Local Food Initiative and Australian Capital Region Food Hub, it has become evident that there is a growing demand for locally grown produce, preferable grown using organic practices.  To assist in meeting this growing demand, Permaculture eXchange is proud and excited to announce a series of workshops on ‘Market Gardening for small-scale production’.

This series of five, day long workshops aims to take people who already … CONTINUE READING

Farmgate Shopping Exclusive

IMG_6492Join us for One day ONLY – Sunday 13 July 2pm to 5pm

Exclusive Farmgate Shopping opportunity (well, let’s be honest and call if a FREEZER RAID!!!) – On-farm (directions here)

Your opportunity to purchase some of our gorgeous beef (and maybe some other produce if there is any left) direct from farm. Individual packs prepared by the butcher including a variety of steaks, mince, roasts, corned beef and more. … CONTINUE READING

Permaculture Interest Group (PIG) at Bungendore Community Gardens Sat 21 June

Want to meet other people in the area growing their own food?

Want to learn & share knowledge and resources?

Want to see Bungendore Community Garden come back to life with a brand new plan for a heritage-based food garden?

Or find out more about upcoming free workshops?

We know you are out there and we’d love to meet you, catch up and find out  what you are doing!

Kicking off with a Winter Solstice BBQ meet up at Bungendore Community Garden

Saturday 21st June

9am : Tree Care on the Common

11am-12pm : Short talk outlining plans for … CONTINUE READING

Regional Producers Project – Upper Shoalhaven Wed 18 June

Are you a producer or looking to be a producer of food or fibre in the Upper Shoalhaven?

Join the Upper Shoalhaven and Upper Deua Landcare Network for their Regional Producers Project and learn about the Business of Local Food and Fibre Production.

RSVP’s are essential

Where: The Old Cheese Factory

When: Wednesday 18 June 2014

Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Guest speakers

  • Penny Kothe ‘Caroola Farm’ – small animal production
  • Bronwyn Richards ‘Wynlen House’ – vegetable growing and seasonality
  • Gary Sully ‘Sully’s Cidery’ – cider production and its links to local heritage
  • Ian McGinn, Business Enterprise Centre … CONTINUE READING

Australian heritage chicken now available

Our heritage chicken is the most flavoursome and natural chicken you will find.

Pasture raised from heritage stock provided by the Sommerlad family in the New England Tablelands, these birds are more naturally adapted to outside foraging and temperatures that the traditional white meat bird.

Our heritage chickens take twice as long to grow as the conventional supermarket chickens, and the live active, healthy and happy lives.

We have limited stock of these great tasting chickens and will have them at Braidwood Farmers Market this weekend, Saturday 31 May and Southside Farmers Market (CIT Woden) on Sunday 1 June.


Pastured Lamb

IMG_5710Our sheep are Dorpers. We only have a small flock and the lambs are processed at around 6 months to provide tasty, tender young meat.

Challenges: Managing the health of a small flock of sheep without chemical supplement in order to provide organically grown meat.

Solutions: Our sheep are grazed on our 100 acres of primarily native pasture using holistic management practices. This provides them with a constant source of fresh pasture and … CONTINUE READING

Our pastured chickens

IMG_6325At Caroola Farm, our chickens are more than just free range, they are pastured and certified Humane Choice. They are housed in the paddock with mobile chook houses that they may go into if they choose, rather than primarily housed in sheds and let out to roam if they choose…

Challenges: It’s great to have our chickens on pasture, challenges can be limited pasture in times of drought, weather extremes and predator foxes … CONTINUE READING

Latest information on the Permaculture Open Day

IMG_0346Sunday 4 May 2014 10am to 4pm

Entry by donation with proceeds going to the FuturePLANS Local Food Initiative

Visit our local Information and Produce Stalls

Information Stalls

Chakula – tool for food producers, sellers and eaters

FuturePLANS – connecting people, ideas and resources for sustainability

Permaculture eXchange – regional permaculture education group

Southern Harvest – regional producers network

Local Land Services – information on biodiversity and native vegetation

Canberra Organic … CONTINUE READING